Wil­lie ex­pects Largs re­ac­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - Clyde -

Glen­cairn gaffer Wil­lie Har­vey reck­ons his side will face a wounded beast on Satur­day when Largs travel to New Southcroft for the fi­nal game of the year.

The Ayr­shire out­fit had been widely tipped as pro­mo­tion con­tenders at the start of the sea­son, but now find them­selves sec­ond bot­tom of the ta­ble with just nine points from 10 games.

The sea­son started with th­ese two fac­ing off, and it was Glens who emerged vic­to­ri­ous with a hard-fought 1-0 win.

Wil­lie is ex­pect­ing another tight game, and reck­ons Largs will be keen on aveng­ing that open­ing day de­feat.

He said: “That was a re­ally good re­sult when we won there.

“I know (Largs man­ager) Sandy Ma­cLean well and he will be work­ing hard to turn things around.

“When you’re in that po­si­tion, you’ve got to press home that it just takes one re­sult to get back on track, and they’ll see this as a chance.

“It’s easy to get down but as a man­ager, you can’t be down, even if you feel it inside.

“You’ve got to con­vince the play­ers they can still get away from the sit­u­a­tion they are in.

“Sandy will be us­ing all his ex­pe­ri­ence to do that. He will want to beat us at home be­cause we beat them at home.

“If the game goes ahead, it will not be easy.”

Wil­lie re­mains scep­ti­cal the game will beat the weather with more heavy rain fore­cast for Fri­day and freez­ing tem­per­a­tures on Christ­mas Day.

But as ever, Glens will pre­pare with an as­sump­tion it will go ahead.

Wil­lie said: “I wouldn’t hold your breath for the game to be on. We can only hope.

“I walked on the park yes­ter­day and it looks great, but it’s hold­ing a aw­ful lot of wa­ter and to play on it right now would de­stroy it. Of course, that will be down to the ref­eree.

“We will work hard and do our best be­cause we would like to get the game played.

“If we play, and maybe ev­ery­one else is off, it’s a chance to catch-up.”

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